Topics: Analytical Solutions, Analyzer, KECO, New Mexico
Temperature is one of the four basic process measurements (others being Pressure, Level, and Flow). Temperature measurements are used in an array of different applications. The inaccuracy of a temperature reading can have an impact on the bottom line.
Topics: Yokogawa, Temperature Solutions
Flare gas stacks and combustors are used in many industries including oil & gas, industrial, biogas, and wastewater treatment. These systems are important for burning waste gases produced during operations such as drilling, chemical processing, or biogas reclamation.
In some locations, drilling for oil or natural gas releases hydrocarbon gases that can’t be captured and used, so a gas flare or combustor is needed to relieve excess pressure in the system. Flaring is also used during construction, testing, and maintenance of newly drilled wells or fracking sites.
Digesters used in landfills or wastewater facilities break down waste and produce methane and carbon dioxide, two greenhouse gases (GHGs) that are typically flared, collected for use as a fuel gas in equipment used at the facility, or stored for sale. Flares burn the biogas or waste gases to minimize harmful GHG emissions when flaring becomes necessary due to pressure release events.
Topics: Flow Meter Solutions, Fox Thermal, Thermal Gas Mass Flow Meters, Flow Solutions, flow
The magnetic level indicator is now widely used throughout process industries as an effective level control device. A magnetic level indicator is often used in applications where a sight glass (or glass sight gauge) is either ill-suited based on process variables or is underperforming based on plant requirements. These can include enhanced safety for personnel; environmentally risky situations including media leakage or fugitive emissions; need for maintenance reduction; or need for high visibility from a distance. Typical shortcomings of glass sight gauges include:
Topics: Level Solutions, Magnetrol, Orion Instruments, MLI
FLSmidth has recently selected the VCM-3 field monitor from Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro) as an OEM installation on their cement kilns. This applies to both new customers requesting comprehensive monitoring capabilities, as well as a retrofit on existing kilns. These high quality, high performance kilns can now deliver optimal uptime by utilizing a dedicated vibration condition monitoring solution. Extensive research and development was done in collaboration with the project teams, where FLSmidth provided expertise on the equipment design, operation, maintenance and failure modes, and on their existing monitoring techniques, while B&K Vibro provided their expertise on data acquisition and processing, and optimizing measurement techniques for early and reliable fault detection.
Topics: vibration, Condition Monitoring, BK Vibro
Portable flowmeter for liquids, gases, thermal energy and steam
With the new FLUXUS G601 ST, FLEXIM presents the world’s only portable flowmeter for steam. The clamp-on ultrasonic system is also suited for non-invasive flow measurement of virtually any liquid and gas and for recording thermal energy flows.
Topics: Flow Meter Solutions, Ultrasonic Flow, Flow Solutions, FLEXIM
Keeping equipment in good working order is instrumental to maximizing efficiency. There are many ways to keep a machine running well, but one approach stands out from the rest: condition-based maintenance. Condition-based maintenance is a set of techniques that monitor a machine's condition and use the data to develop an appropriate maintenance plan.
Natural gas can travel through thousands of miles of pipeline. In order to avoid pressure reductions and the resulting slowdowns caused by distance, friction, and elevation, natural gas must be pressurized. Compressors placed at key intervals keep the natural gas moving evenly and reliably. These compressors are generally grouped in stations, which are strategically located along the pipeline networks that transport and store the gas.
A typical compressor station consists of an inlet scrubber to collect liquids and slugs that may have formed in the gas pipeline. These compressor scrubbers have a primary section where liquids and solid parts are separated from the gas stream, and a secondary section where oil mist is removed.
Topics: Level Solutions, radar, Magnetrol
You might think that industrial vibration sensors are just another piece of tech. But in fact, they're an incredibly valuable tool for keeping your facility's machinery running smoothly and safely.